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Sreenivasa, Manish Dr.

Lecturer

  • Lecturer - School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering

Overview


Manish Sreenivasa is a lecturer in biomechatronics at the school of MMMB, University of Wollongong since June 2018. Previously, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the research group of Optimization in Robotics and Biomechanics, Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing, University of Heidelberg, Germany. He conducted his doctoral thesis at LAAS-CNRS, France on the development of human movement models to improve humanoid robot motion. He then spent several years at the group of Yoshihiko Nakamura at the University of Tokyo, Japan, where we worked on highly detailed models of the human neuromuscular system and their application on a supercomputing platform.

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • His work focuses on the combination of the human body with machines (such as exoskeletons, prosthetics) that can help restore/rehabilitate function, replace limbs, or even augment movements. In general, he applies an interdisciplinary approach combining the fields of computational neuroscience, biomechanics and humanoid robotics to study human+robot movements. At his previous appointments, he has worked in close collaboration with the Orthopedic Department of Heidelberg University Hospital on methods to design optimal patient-specific orthosis, and, the use of neuro-musculo-skeletal human models for prediction of surgical interventions. Since Jan 2016 he is involved in the H2020 project Spexor dedicated to the development of spinal exoskeletons (as external partner since June 2018).


    Please have a look at the "Supervision" page for a list of available research topics.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Research topics are available in the general fields related to wearable technologies, neuromechanics, modeling and and simulation of body movement and clinical biomechanics.

    In general, the expected strengths/interests of applicants are: Programming (MATLAB/C++), Basic knowledge of anatomy/physiology, Numerical Methods, Data analysis (experimental), Robotics, Mechanical Design.

    If you are interested in the topics listed below, or have an interesting research question related to robotics or biomechanics, please contact me early for further information.


    1. Wearable Technologies
         - Modeling and design optimization of a deformable exosuit for assisting human lower-limb movements
         - Development and testing of prototype deformable actuators for use in wearable exosuits

    2. Clinical Biomechanics
         - Development of a digital library of lower-limb bone structure of typically developing children
         - Automatic non-affine fitting methods for development of patient-specific models from MRI images

    3. Bio-inspired Robotics
         - Development and testing of a touch-sensitive skin sensors for the Robotis OP3 humanoid robot
         - Simulation and control of whole-body humanoid robot movement using touch-sensitive skin sensors
         - Development and testing of an advanced foot for the Robotis OP3 humanoid robot

    4. Neuromechanics of Movement
         - Modeling neuromuscular spinal reflexes for walking simulations
         - Predicting surgical outcomes in orthopedics using muscle synergies and pre‐post operation data

Professional Service Activities


  • Frontiers Guest Associate Editor - Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience for the Research Topic "Neuromechanics and Control of Physical Behavior: from Experimental and Computational Formulations to Bio-inspired Technologies" 2016 - 2017

Education And Training


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Systems Engineering, University of Toulouse, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, Modeling of human movement for the generation of humanoid robot motion 2008 - 2010

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • P-6311-2018

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • His work focuses on the combination of the human body with machines (such as exoskeletons, prosthetics) that can help restore/rehabilitate function, replace limbs, or even augment movements. In general, he applies an interdisciplinary approach combining the fields of computational neuroscience, biomechanics and humanoid robotics to study human+robot movements. At his previous appointments, he has worked in close collaboration with the Orthopedic Department of Heidelberg University Hospital on methods to design optimal patient-specific orthosis, and, the use of neuro-musculo-skeletal human models for prediction of surgical interventions. Since Jan 2016 he is involved in the H2020 project Spexor dedicated to the development of spinal exoskeletons (as external partner since June 2018).


    Please have a look at the "Supervision" page for a list of available research topics.

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Research topics are available in the general fields related to wearable technologies, neuromechanics, modeling and and simulation of body movement and clinical biomechanics.

    In general, the expected strengths/interests of applicants are: Programming (MATLAB/C++), Basic knowledge of anatomy/physiology, Numerical Methods, Data analysis (experimental), Robotics, Mechanical Design.

    If you are interested in the topics listed below, or have an interesting research question related to robotics or biomechanics, please contact me early for further information.


    1. Wearable Technologies
         - Modeling and design optimization of a deformable exosuit for assisting human lower-limb movements
         - Development and testing of prototype deformable actuators for use in wearable exosuits

    2. Clinical Biomechanics
         - Development of a digital library of lower-limb bone structure of typically developing children
         - Automatic non-affine fitting methods for development of patient-specific models from MRI images

    3. Bio-inspired Robotics
         - Development and testing of a touch-sensitive skin sensors for the Robotis OP3 humanoid robot
         - Simulation and control of whole-body humanoid robot movement using touch-sensitive skin sensors
         - Development and testing of an advanced foot for the Robotis OP3 humanoid robot

    4. Neuromechanics of Movement
         - Modeling neuromuscular spinal reflexes for walking simulations
         - Predicting surgical outcomes in orthopedics using muscle synergies and pre‐post operation data

Professional Service Activities


  • Frontiers Guest Associate Editor - Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience for the Research Topic "Neuromechanics and Control of Physical Behavior: from Experimental and Computational Formulations to Bio-inspired Technologies" 2016 - 2017

Education And Training


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Systems Engineering, University of Toulouse, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, Modeling of human movement for the generation of humanoid robot motion 2008 - 2010

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • P-6311-2018
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